Oct 15, 2014 | 22:04Q "Women in Clothes" editor Sheila Heti Video
Q "Women in Clothes" editor Sheila Heti Oct 15, 2014 | 22:04The three editors of "Women in Clothes" -- Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton -- join Jian to discuss what they learned from women's diverse responses and why they felt it was time for a collection about the why, not just the how, of personal style and fashion.
Sep 25, 2014 | 16:35Q Joseph Boyden on "Going Home Star" Video
Q Joseph Boyden on "Going Home Star" Sep 25, 2014 | 16:35Award-winning author Joseph Boyden joins Jian to discuss his collaboration with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet on "Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation", a ballet that explores the experiences of Indian Residential School Survivors and their families.
Sep 24, 2014 | 15:36Q Jen Kirkman can barely take care of herself Video
Q Jen Kirkman can barely take care of herself Sep 24, 2014 | 15:36Jen Kirkman joins Jian to discuss the social expectations that inspire her wry routines, whether any aspects of her personal life are off limits and the framework that inspired her best-selling book, "I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids".
Sep 23, 2014 | 18:59Q Caitlin Moran shows us How to Build a Girl Video
Q Caitlin Moran shows us How to Build a Girl Sep 23, 2014 | 18:59Caitlin Moran joins Jian to discuss her new novel called "How to Build a Girl". The award-winning British columnist and author now brings us the story of Johanna Morrigan, a well-read, working-class teenager who reinvents herself as an edgy music journalist named Dolly Wilde.
Sep 23, 2014 | 18:17Q Andrea Martin brings her Lady Parts to Studio Q Video
Q Andrea Martin brings her Lady Parts to Studio Q Sep 23, 2014 | 18:17Andrea Martin joins Jian to discuss Lady Parts, her revealing new memoir about her colourful career and hidden personal struggles. The former SCTV cast member has had many memorable film and television roles, acclaimed one-woman shows, and show-stealing successes on Broadway.
Sep 3, 2014 | 19:31Q Thomas King rides "The Back of the Turtle" Video
Q Thomas King rides "The Back of the Turtle" Sep 3, 2014 | 19:31Thomas King, the award-winning author of "The Inconvenient Indian", joins Jian to discuss his first literary novel in 15 years, "The Back of the Turtle". King reflects on the fraught relationship between humankind and nature, why he writes about historic injustice with humour, and what it means to renew the national conversation about reconciliation with aboriginal people.
Aug 26, 2014 | 14:52Q "The Leftovers" creator Tom Perrotta Video
Q "The Leftovers" creator Tom Perrotta Aug 26, 2014 | 14:52What if millions of people around the world vanished -- suddenly, for no apparent reason -- in an event like the rapture foretold in Christian prophecy? That's the premise of a new HBO series based on Tom Perrotta's much-admired novel, The Leftovers. Perrotta joins Jian to talk about the series, his collaboration with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, and about creating meaning out of mass tragedy.
Aug 4, 2014 | 12:28Q Tomson Highway on music and storytelling Video
Q Tomson Highway on music and storytelling Aug 4, 2014 | 12:28Playwright and novelist Tomson Highway is one of Canada's most important storytellers. His ground-breaking plays have put Aboriginal stories on the international stage. He's won numerous awards for his multifaceted works. And he was the first Aboriginal writer to be named to the Order of Canada.
Jun 27, 2014 | 17:29Q Masha Gessen on defiance and exile Video
Q Masha Gessen on defiance and exile Jun 27, 2014 | 17:29Russian journalist and writer-in-exile Masha Gessen joins Jian in person for the first time since leaving her home country -- a difficult decision she made on account of that country's homosexual propaganda laws and the threats brought against her family. Gessen -- author of "Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot", and a sharp critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin -- reflects on the repercussions of the anti-gay legislation, and the narratives that are missing from mainstream news coverage.
Jun 18, 2014 | 21:55Q Jason Priestley's memoir in Studio Q Video
Q Jason Priestley's memoir in Studio Q Jun 18, 2014 | 21:55Since rising to fame as Brandon Walsh on "Beverly Hills 90210", Jason Priestley has continued to build his career as a fine actor on both stage and screen -- including his current role on the HBO Canada show "Call Me Fitz". He's also a director, a writer, and now the author of a new memoir about his life called "Jason Priestley: A Memoir".
Jun 16, 2014 | 29:50Q Rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith Video
Q Rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith Jun 16, 2014 | 29:50Jian speaks with Lynn Goldsmith, an all-access photographer who has spent decades shooting compelling portraits, high-powered action shots and revealing backstage images of stars like Frank Zappa, Michael Jackson and Patti Smith -- to name only a few. Goldsmith shares lively anecdotes from her new collection, Rock and Roll Stories, explains why she's "not anybody's fan", and notes that she doesn't take pictures -- she makes pictures.
May 28, 2014 | 10:41Q Raffi explores "Lightweb Darkweb" in Studio Q Video
Q Raffi explores "Lightweb Darkweb" in Studio Q May 28, 2014 | 10:41Raffi Cavoukian has created the soundtrack for many a childhood -- but as kids go from Bananaphones to smartphones, the children's entertainer wants to make sure they stay safe. The Canadian singer/songwriter joins Jian to discuss how social media is changing childhood, why he argues younger kids should focus on the real world and why he sees the internet as highway with no speed limits.